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Calls to stop charity funding over 'paramilitary activity links'

Calls have been made to stop funding an east Belfast charity after police linked some of its members to recent paramilitary activity.

Northern Ireland

McGurk's Bar bomb victims' relatives say new evidence proves collusion

Relatives of the McGurk's Bar bombing victims have told a police watchdog that documents they have obtained contain evidence of security force collusion in the attack.

Northern Ireland

Ireland 'should get extra MEPs to represent Northern Ireland post-Brexit'

Ireland should have at least three extra MEPs after Brexit so Northern Ireland is properly represented, Sinn Fein said.

Northern Ireland

£450,000 of drugs seized after cannabis packages from Portugal intercepted

Nearly half a million pounds worth of drugs have been seized after border officers intercepted two packages containing herbal cannabis from Portugal.

Northern Ireland

New paramilitarism awareness campaign 'a bit tame', says MLA

An awareness campaign aimed at tackling paramilitarism in Northern Ireland is too tame and shies away from the violent crimes of the gunmen, an MLA has claimed.

Northern Ireland

Martin McGuinness 'pulled out of China visit on medical advice'

Martin McGuinness' surprise withdrawal from a ministerial visit to China was due to medical issues, his office has said.

Northern Ireland

UK Government prepared to disclose Troubles material to independent unit

The UK Government has said it is prepared to disclose all relevant material surrounding Northern Ireland's past conflict to an independent Historical Investigations Unit (HIU).

Northern Ireland

Twelve police stations to be sold in cost-saving drive

Twelve police stations across Northern Ireland are being sold as part of new cost-saving measures.

Northern Ireland

Self-proclaimed 'hardest man in Brecon' jailed for murder of soldier

A boxer who boasted that he was the "hardest man" in his town has been jailed for life after murdering a soldier on a night out.

Northern Ireland

Man, 32, arrested over Belfast shooting murder

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a west Belfast father of one.

Northern Ireland

Progress on Troubles inquests 'remains elusive', says human rights chief

Progress in investigating Troubles-related deaths in Northern Ireland remains elusive, the Human Rights Commission said.

Northern Ireland

Deliver legacy inquest unit or face 'bleak' future, criminal justice chief warns

Families waiting for long-delayed legacy inquests face a bleak future unless the political will is found to deliver stalled reforms of the coronial system, Northern Ireland's leading criminal justice inspector has warned.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland air ambulance could launch without doctor, specialists fear

Flying doctors from around the world have written to Stormont's health minister to express concern about her plans for an air ambulance in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland

More focus needed on victims of republicans during Troubles - Brokenshire

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has vowed to do more to investigate attacks by republicans during the Troubles, saying the current system is too focused on those killed by the state.

Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster rejects call to resign over botched renewable energy scheme

Arlene Foster has robustly rejected calls to resign over her handling of a botched green energy scheme.

Northern Ireland

Woman threatened at knife point by gang in her own home

A woman in her 20s has been threatened at knife point in her north Belfast home.

Northern Ireland

Man quizzed over death of Austin Hunter in Bahrain

A man has been questioned by police in Bahrain in connection with the death of a leading Northern Ireland media figure.

Northern Ireland

Christmas shoppers swap coats for T-shirts amid warm weather

Christmas shoppers swapped their winter woollies for shorts and T-shirts to enjoy one of the warmest December days on record.

Northern Ireland

Prosecutors consider Bloody Sunday charges after detectives submit report

Detectives investigating former soldiers who were involved in the Bloody Sunday shootings have sent a report to prosecutors.

Northern Ireland

National Trust manor on Rathlin Island open after one million pound refurb

A £1 million refurbishment of Rathlin Island's 18th century Manor House has been completed.

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